It all started with an ASU Magazine story about a family's decision to fund a scholarship; this moved Chuck and Christine Michaels to create the Michaels New American University Scholarship at Arizona State University and get themselves more active, even from more than 700 miles away in San Francisco.
Arizona State University's bold vision of transformation began when Michael M. Crow took the helm in 2002 and began the process of taking ASU to the next level – transforming it, not conforming it, into an American university that ultimately would redefine the relationships between old and new. We call it compressing 50 years of evolution into 10.
ASU Foundation staff brought more than 2,000 food items to their Fulton Center workplace for the St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix, while ASUPA led a drive that raised nearly $7,500 for Arizona State University student-services support. Both drives, however, will result in twice as much support.
Presidential Engagement Programs (PEP) new season of events continues to connect metropolitan Phoenix and communities across the country with Arizona State University’s visionary scholars and ideas.
American universities think they're doing well. As evidence, they point to selective admissions and arcane scholarship. Michael Crow thinks they're grading themselves too easily. He worries about broader indicators of society's health: declining educational attainment, shrinking wages, environmental degradation. These are the standards by which universities should be judged. They need to worry less about who gets in and more about what comes out.
The ASU Foundation for A New American University, one of Arizona’s oldest and most respected non-profit organizations, has earned a premium 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities. As the Arizona State University fund-raising arm, the foundation was recognized for its growth in philanthropic investments received during the 2010-11 fiscal year, as well as its fundraising efficiency.
Arizona State University is the largest public university in the U.S., and Dr. Michael Crow has been its president for the last decade. He talks to Charlie Rose about his work and the role education can and should continue to play in our lives.
With 72,000 students, ASU is both the country's largest public university and a hotbed of data-driven experiments. One core effort, eAdvisor, is a degree-monitoring system that keeps tabs on how students are doing in their majors. ASU's retention rate rose to 84 percent from 77 percent in recent years, a change that university Provost Betty Capaldi credits largely to eAdvisor.
In the last decade, business startups launched by Arizona State University faculty have led to the formation of 55 companies, including 34 currently operating in Arizona, and have attracted more than $200 million in financing during that time.
Ed and Helen Korrick’s generosity has benefited Arizona State University for 29 years, encompassing such critical investments as a Presidential Professorship endowment, support for Sun Devil Athletics and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, as well as their membership in the President’s Club since 2006.
ASU Foundation for A New American University’s Women & Philanthropy group awarded a $100,000 grant to the University Bridge program at Arizona State University. For more than 10 years, University Bridge has assisted first-time freshmen in making a successful transition from high school to ASU. The retention rate for students who participate in University Bridge has consistently exceeded that of their peers in the same entering cohort, and the grant from Women & Philanthropy will support the increasing costs associated with expanding the program from 450 students to 1,000.
University Bridge is one of six ASU programs awarded grants this year by Women & Philanthropy totaling $254,230. The grants, awarded at their 2011 Celebration Event, all support ASU programs designed to help the university address today’s most pressing challenges.
ASU and ASU Foundation for A New American University have joined together in a strategic partnership with donors to generate new scholarship endowments that will ensure academically talented students with limited financial resources have access to higher education.
The Rob and Melani Walton Fund of the Walton Family Foundation is providing $27.5 million to Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS) to develop and deploy promising solutions to sustainability challenges and to educate future leaders in sustainability.
Steven A. Betts has joined the ASU Foundation for A New American University as its senior vice president and managing director of assets. In this role he will be responsible for determining how new and future real estate holdings can be made to perform to the financial benefit of the foundation and, in turn, Arizona State University.
Arizona Technology Enterprises works with faculty, investors and industry partners to speed the flow of innovation from ASU's research laboratory to the marketplace. Here are two recent successes.
The ASU Alumni Association will honor pioneering faculty members and alumni at is annual Founders' Day Awards Dinner, including three-time alumnus Jeanne Herberger and her husband Gary, who individually and together have contributed nearly $28 million to the development of ASU over the past 30 years. (February 2012)
R. F. "Rick" Shangraw, Jr., senior vice president for Knowledge Enterprise Development at Arizona State University, has been named chief executive officer of the ASU Foundation for a New American University, announced Bill Post, foundation board chairman, and ASU President Michael M. Crow. The appointment takes effect Nov. 1.
ASU President Michael Crow answers the questions:
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